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I (would, if I wasn’t so old) aspire to be Liane Moriarty; have her humility, commitment and focus – not to mention TALENT!

How Sydney author Liane Moriarty sold six million books and inspired an HBO series:

Australian author Liane Moriarty.

 

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon swoop on Aussie author Liane Moriarty:

Hollywood calling ... Author Liane Moriarty's star is rising dramatically.

Big Little Lies: Author Liane Moriarty talks about adapting her novel for HBO:

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Local writer/director Ben Young, has hit the heights with his debut feature nurtured by PAC Screen Workshops and our Perth film community.  Can’t wait to wallow in memories of 1980’s Perth and the glorious America’s Cup days again. Well done, Ben Young & Team!

Writer’s debut film to screen in Venicehttps://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/32168684/writer-s-debut-film-to-screen-in-venice/#page1

 

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Jimmy McGovern: Soap Writer With Substance

Jimmy McGovern  (think ‘Cracker’) has long been a favourite screenwriter and Karel’s ‘The Story Department’ a favourite writing resource.  The perfect marriage for this blog post, in fact. 

Jimmy McGovern: Soap Writer With Substance

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #JimmyMcGovern  #CrackerTVSeries  #TheStoryDepartment  #WritingForScreen  #Screenwriting  #FavoriteWriters

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Oscar-Nominated Tony Gilroy’s 7 Guidelines to Writing an Original Screenplay

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At last – it’s here:  read all about it!

https://au.movies.yahoo.com/news/a/30057380/first-finding-dory-movie-trailer-video/

https://au.movies.yahoo.com/news/a/30998630/first-full-finding-dory-trailer-video/#play

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Old Swan Brewery Building on the Swan River. Frances Macaulay Forde © 1984.

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Highlighting innovative Shift-Focus techniques in 1985, our first music video won the FTI Young Filmmakers Cinematography Award for 18-year-old Peter Aquilina.  The first of many awards Peter has received over a long and very successful career in Media (mostly) overseas.

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The video was shot around Northbridge, in the studio at the Film and TV Institute in Fremantle, inside the (condemned) Swan Brewery building overlooking the Swan River, the old Perth Train Station and in the Mid-Western TV Studios.

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The original song was written by a breakdancing duo who won the Talent Competition I ran at the Riverton & Kelmscott Hotels in 1983.  Wonder where they are now?

Apart from $1,000, their prize included this video clip made by Sphinx Productions, the little production company a young but very talented Peter and I set up in 1985.

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@FrancesMForde  #SphinxProductions  #PeterAquilina  #VideoClip84  #ShatteredWindows    #OldSwanBrewery  #RivertonHotel   #KelmscottHotel  #BreakDancing  #TalentQuests  #OldPerthTrainStn  #Mid-WesternTV

 

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Excellent lesson from one of the best…

http://www.savethecat.com/podcasts/save-the-cat-podcast-blake-snyder-explains-his-story-beats-part-one

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #BlakeSnyder  #SaveTheCat  #Podcasts  #WritingForScreen

 

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http://www.readbreatherelax.com/2016-ya-book-to-movie-adaptions/

 

 

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Andrew Bovell shares what he learned in Hollywood and a whole lot more about screenwriting.

http://www.bafta.org/film/features/andrew-bovell-delivers-his-screenwriters-lecture

 

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #AndrewBovell  #Screenwriter  #Screenwriting  #AFITalk   #BAFTA

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Can’t wait to see this film – a veritable Who’s Who of Australian Film Literati: http://www.screendaily.com/5092875.article

 

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